Justin is a super broker! I have lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for two decades and unfortunately have moved apartments many times during that period. The stereotype of rental brokers in NYC is generally true in my experience, but Justin is a very rare exception. He is attentive, professional, diligent and genuinely wants to help you. If you want to find the best apartment, get the best deal and have the easiest time getting approved, you should absolutely reach out to Justin. Even during the pandemic with a lot of inventory online, Justin was still able to find me a better apartment that I could find on my own. I hope to stay put for a while this time, but will definitely reach out to Justin Duffy when it's time to move again.
I was referred to Justin Duffy by a friend and long time New York resident. I was being relocated by my work from Houston, TX and was feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of apartment hunting before I had even landed at JFK. Justin was able to provide me with enough information ahead of time that I felt confident that I could make it through this process alive. He was able to understand my concerns and what I was looking for, and address those points every step of the way. He ultimately helped me secure an apartment that was much nicer that I anticipated I'd be able to get in the West Village. I will absolutely be passing on his information to anyone that is looking to move within the city.
Justin and Hugh are the Batman and Robin of apartment hunting--a dynamic duo that make sure everything works out. I was under a huge time constraint to find an apartment and move to the city--2 weeks to get it all done and start a new job. I reached out to Justin because of all the fantastic reviews on Renthop and here. They are 100% true.
He is a consummate professional--always able to navigate the hurdles and potholes in the process of finding an apartment, getting a guarantor, signing the lease and coordinating the move. Every time I reached out to him with an issue (and it was pretty often), he responded quickly with lots of perspective and insight. He was the genie of problem solving and literally had a solution to whatever insane moving issue I was tackling. This is someone you want to work with on your move!
I highly recommend Justin and will be sure to refer anyone moving to the city to him.
I highly recommend Justin Duffy and Hugh O'Donnell. My roommates and I looked at a lot of apartments with a lot of agents before finding Hugh and Justin at an open house representing the apartment we ultimately signed for. They struck a good balance of professional and friendly. They answered our questions about the apartment well, and when we decided to apply for the apartment, they helped us through the process quickly to help us secure the apartment. While we decided not to look at any other apartments with them after they showed us the first one, they were available and offered to show us a handful of other suitable apartments, some of which we had seen earlier on StreetEasy, and some listings that were exclusive with them, which looked like good options if we had decided to continue looking. I had a good experience going through the process with Hugh and Justin and I recommend working with them.
I can't recommend Justin Duffy and his team enough!! Throughout our whole process of relocating from CT to NYC, Justin was patient, knowledgeable, kind, and determined to help us find our home. From our initial meeting to when we signed our lease, Justin never got frustrated with our criteria and remained our biggest advocate in making sure that we never felt like we were settling. One thing that really stands out to me about my experience with Justin, is that I never felt pressured or rushed into making a decision. Justin truly puts his clients first and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a NYC broker!
I had a wonderful experience with Justin as my rental agent. He spent a lot of time and effort getting to understand what my husband and I were looking for. He took us to see many apartments in a short amount of time, and let us know what to expect every step of the way. I didn't know we could work with a broker in this way - it was a lot easier than expected. I definitely recommend anyone who is looking for an apartment in Manhattan to look no further. Thank you so much Justin.
Justin was great! He made the whole process so much easier than I thought it would be. He did a great job showing me several apartments in my price range, that were in the area I wanted to live. When it came time to put in an application, Justin helped to make that process simple as well. He was very responsive and available throughout the whole process. Also, he is just a cool guy, very personable, and fun to hang out with while hunting down the perfect place to live.
Searching for an apartment in New York City can be an exasperating experience. From finding a location that suits your lifestyle, to weeding out the real apartment listings from the fake ones.
Justin made this experience so much easier, and matched me with a perfect apartment. He answered all my questions over email/text quickly, most times within the hour. Moving from Boston, I was unfamiliar with the renting standards of NYC (which are very strict) and I wanted to have all my documents ready to make the process run as smoothly as possible.
Justin worked tirelessly to ensure that I landed an apartment in the location I wanted, for a reasonable price, within 3 days! He kept me constantly updated throughout the entire process from start to finish. I will definitely refer him to anyone who wants to move to city without the maddening hassle of searching yourself.
I started e-mailing with Justin over two months ago, as I was planning to relocate from San Francisco this month. He answered all of my questions and gave me a ton of useful information, long before we were even in the same state. This allowed my wife and I to be fully prepared with our required documents, and with a clear idea of what to expect upon arrival.
Once we arrived, we met with Justin at 10am at his beautiful office near Union Square. We sat down and talked about what our search criteria was, about life, about yoga and about music. Throughout what seemed like a casual and enjoyable conversation, Justin was putting together a list of apartments that matched his skillful understanding of our criteria. Seemingly just minutes (but probably actually about a half hour) after we had arrived, we left the office and headed over to the Upper East Side to begin the viewings.
Justin showed us seven amazing apartments, all different iterations of exactly what we were looking for. After the seven apartments, the three of us (myself, my wife and Justin) sat down for lunch and discussed each option in detail, making the difficult decision to choose one over the other six (difficult, because they were all great options). We then went back to his office, filled out an application and submitted all of our documents. We had everything prepared due to Justin's insightful recommendations via e-mail long before we had met.
I am very pleased to say that my wife and I are sitting on a mountain of boxes in our new apartment as I type this, and will forever be grateful to Justin for all of his help and for his friendship. If all goes according to plan, we will be staying here for a long, long time. However, if for some reason we decide to move within the city again, we will definitely not hesitate to reach out to Justin Duffy for his services. He is talented, communicative, knowledgeable and truly passionate about life and providing a valuable service to his community.
If you are working with anyone else, my humble opinion is that you are missing out on a fantastic, fun and effortless apartment hunting experience.
I chose Justin based on his Naked Apartments reviews and I was not disappointed. He responded promptly to my initial email and kept in touch throughout the process. I needed a specific location and price and he zeroed in on those apartments, acknowledging and making the most of my limited time available for apartment hunting. I had my apartment lease signed just six hours after I met up with him to start looking. Smooth and efficient, personable and personalized. Highly recommended.
Justin is an excellent agent - he's incredibly honest and hard working. He really cares that you find a place that you love. After my first choice got snatched up, Justin worked over time to find me another amazing place that same day! As a busy professional, he really took a lot of the stress out of researching a place with all my needs, getting the paperwork together and coordinating with the property managers. He truly went above and beyond to ensure I was happy. Furthermore, he's quick to respond to any question or concern via text or e-mail. I definitely plan on working with him again in the future!
Justin was great - my fiance and I needed an apartment within a very specific area, had a budget, and also have a pet, and Justin found literally every apartment possible within the areas we were interested in Manhattan and spent countless hours with us searching. Thanks to Justin we found an awesome apartment that we absolutely love! We would definitely recommend him!
The experience was great! I was hoping to find an apartment this weekend, and I did. I love it and can't wait to move in. Justin was great at educating me about the different neighborhoods in Manhattan, since I am not from here. Thank you Justin!
Justin Duffy was amazing. He met me the day I flew in from Los Angeles, showed me everything that was available and helped me put in an application the same day. The landlord we chose was a tough one, but Justin was diligent in getting us the price and start date we wanted. Would definitely rent again, and would recommend his service in a heartbeat!
Great service. Down to earth. Gave realistic options and was willing to work with me on everything I needed. Definitely recommend.
Justin was absolutely great! Tons of patience and understood exactly what I wanted. Had tons of fun too while apartment hunting with him! He helped me get exactly what I wanted in an apartment.
It definitely was NOT easy transitioning from LA living to NYC living in terms of space, budget, etc, but my experience was seamless and I have Justin to thank for that. If you work with him, you won't be sorry!
My roommate and I have gone through Bond New York, specifically with Justin Duffy, for the past two apartment moves and will continue to do so every time our leases end! We have had wonderful experiences and both of our apartments have been everything we asked for and more. The process is much faster and more organized than I anticipated when moving to NYC and I could not recommend Bond and Justin more highly.
Justin was honest, knowledgeable, and courteous. Apartment hunting in NYC is extremely complicated and intense, but he made the process simple and effective from start to finish. He’s the first person I would recommend to anyone trying to navigate NYC real estate!
Justin Duffy is beyond amazing!! I cannot say enough good things or thank him enough for everything he did for my son. After making three trips to NYC from Boston trying to secure an apartment in Manhattan for my son, and having no success with another realtor; on our fourth trip my son reached out to Justin Duffy and Linaris Rivera. From the moment he made contact and we visited them at their office, we knew we were in great hands. Justin listened intently to my son''s needs and scoured his listings for apartments that would fit his budget and geographic requirements. Justin had several listings and Linaris took us all over the East and West Villages showing us apartments. Linaris was so much fun to work with, she knows the city and its neighborhoods inside and out, and was able to answer all our questions. For the first time, we actually had a great time looking at apartments! Linaris stayed late into the evening to show the apartment my son is now renting, and Justin stayed extra late to help us through the application process. Justin was so attentive to our needs, our time constraints, and the fact that we were having to do this from Boston. Justin was in touch with us every day, keeping us informed of the status of our application and getting the lease overnighted to us for signatures. But it doesn''t end there! Justin was in touch with the management company for us to clear up a couple of questions we had, and he even arranged to pick up the keys for us and delivered them to us at the apartment on SUNDAY of Labor Day weekend! Unfortunately for Justin we were a couple of hours late getting into the city that day and it held him up from enjoying his long weekend - for which I apologize profusely. Justin has continued to follow up with me and my son to make sure that everything has been going as planned. I truly believe that if it had not been for Justin Duffy, my son would still be living in Boston! Thank you so much Justin!
Justin and Aubree are absolutely incredible. Our hunt for an apartment in NYC was crazy. My boyfriend and I had met with previous agents who simply were not showing the space we wanted within our price range. After hours of frustration, we finally met with Justin and Aubree and wow, what a difference experience off the bat. Justin handled all of the business side. Helped narrowed down the right spaces and gave us a few to look at. He was very professional and extremely helpful. Aubree then showed us around the city and each individual apartment. They all were what we were looking for! She was so sweet and easy to talk to. She shared some of her favorite places to eat in the neighborhoods we were in and made the whole experience great. Once back, we started the paper work process for the apartment we wanted and within a week we got our place! My boyfriend and I have nothing but great things to say about Bond New York as well as Justin and Aubree. Thank you so much! We love our new apartment in the Upper East Side!
I came to NYC from Minneapolis - knowing little about the neighborhoods and process of getting an apartment. I contacted Justin, and he was gracious, fast and comprehensive in explaining the entire process to me. Breaking down fee/no-fee and what my money could buy in different neighborhoods. I was in a bit of an odd circumstance, and he worked with the management companies to come to a perfect resolution. I would trust him and refer him to any friend in a heartbeat. Justin was truly amazing.
Justin Duffy was professional, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. Even though I was working on a tight timeframe, he and Aubree Brown worked hard to find a great place without making me feel rushed or pressured. I would absolutely recommend working with them again.
Justin was extremely knowledgeable about NYC and paid close attention to my needs. He really got to know what I was looking for and provided excellent options. I now live in an apartment that I absolutely love and could not have found it without him and his colleague, Chiara.
Justin was very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with during my apartment search. Thanks to him and Phillip, I was able to view multiple apartments and had a lease signed for one that afternoon (fast even by New York standards!). For someone unfamiliar with renting in New York, I highly recommend giving Justin a call.
Justin is very knowledgeable and highly professional – we were able to find an apartment the first day I met him. Throughout the whole process he was quick to respond to any questions I had and his answers were very helpful. Even after the lease was signed, Justin has answered questions and helped with anything I have reached out to him for. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone I know.
My daughter just finished her freshman year at NYU and her dorm situation for next year was untenable. With great apprehension, we began the search for an affordable apartment in the city. She had to do almost everything, as her father and I live 6000 miles away. Justin Duffy was helpful, easy to contact, professional, and efficient. He was transparent about the process and the fees involved, and all of his advice proved correct. I felt free to ask as many questions as necessary, and Justin answered my dozens of questions with a smile in his voice. Most importantly, my daughter felt comfortable with him and, happily, found the perfect apartment on her first day looking.
I worked with Justin and Aubree Brown to rent an apartment. The process was quick and easy. Justin and Aubree were both super professional and personable. They handled any issues that arose in a timely manner.
Justin is a superstar!
My wife & I moved to NYC late February and needed to find a place asap. Our requirements were not the easiest (short tenancy, location etc..) and we had spoken to a few agents before and were very nervous about the whole process. Then I came across Justin Duffy on one of the real estate websites and sent him and email.
From get-go Justin was amazing! He was warm and friendly, very accommodating and extremely helpful. He had excellent knowledge of the city and very quickly pointed us to a few places we might like. Infact, the place we moved into (less than a week later!) was no.1 on the list Justin made for us.
Justin went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure we were able to get the place. He did an amazing job speaking to the landlord and guarantors on our behalf and put an admirable effort until he was finally able to secure the apartment for us. Justin is down to earth, friendly, very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with.
Justin, thank you for making my wife & I feel welcome here in NYC and making one of the most difficult aspects of our trip so much easier. We saved a lot of stress and sleepless nights thanks to you.
I recently worked with Justin Duffy and Linaris Rivera to secure an apartment. Linnaeus devoted her entire day to showing me around the city, as I was unsure of the area I wanted to move to. She was very helpful and offered her expertise along the way. Justin helped a great deal as well when some of my top choices did not end up working out. He was persistent in searching for me and accommodating my schedule to show apartments at all times. I would definitely recommend working with both of them, as they were professional and resourceful throughout a stressful time!
Justin Duffy and Aubree were great to work with. Very professional, a pleasure to work with, organized and knowledgeable. Moving forward plan on working with them again.
Justin Duffy is an extremely talented and professional real estate adviser. I reached out to him only a few days before I needed to find an apartment, and I was getting frantic. He quickly assessed my situation, explained to me what my options were and what was needed on my part and showed me everything that was on the market. Justin not only found me an apartment that I hope to stay in for many years, but he helped me understand the process of apartment hunting better than I ever had before. It can actually be fun and it doesn't need to be stressful!
Justin did ask me to write this review, but I am more than happy to do so. He has been immensely professional, thorough, and talented. Justin made the entire process (which is tricky even under the best of circumstances) very straightforward and clear. Even when we hit a snag with the leasing company, Justin remained confident and determined to work with them to get the deal we wanted without losing much time - he followed up with the leasing company every day, and relayed every new piece of information to me immediately. Every minor question I had about the process, Justin responded attentively with a thorough and highly detailed answer. When we began, he quickly understood exactly what I was looking for, and showed me my ideal apartment almost immediately.
One thing to be aware of - Justin represents Bond NY, which charges brokers fees on the higher end of what you would expect to pay in NYC, but it is worth it to work with a skilled professional like Justin.
I'm so glad Justin Duffy handled my apartment hunting. He's patient, knowledgeable, accessible, and very proactive when it comes down to nailing down the apartment that I was interested in. He made the process as seamless as possible with minimum amount of effort required from my end. Would definitely recommend to anyone that is ready to move!
I was very Pleased with Mr. Justin and his Professional. I am new to the country and Mr. Justin was very accommodating to me. Regretfully my move to NYC was cancel, so, i was not able to rent with Mr. Justin. If I move to NYC I will contact Mr. Justin!!!
What an amazing service. Professional, communicative and integrous. I have bought and rented several homes in Manhattan over the past 15 years, and I have never worked with a broker of Justin's caliber before. He is wise beyond his years and truly passionate about his profession. If you decide to work with him, you won't be sorry.
I met with Justin mostly due to his reviews and seemingly large apartment inventory, and I wasn't disappointed! There are a lot of brokers on the internet and it is difficult to know who you are getting into bed with until you actually meet with them. It was comforting for me that he was able to deliver on everything that he said from beginning to end. We were able to find the perfect apartment for me and my husband in very little time. I will definitely reach out again the next time I am moving. Thank you Justin!
I was referred to Justin as the local relocation agent for my company. He was efficient and responsive, found me what I was looking for quickly and secured a lease for the terms I required. He was kind and professional. Will certainly recommend.
For anyone moving within greater NYC - or relocating from out of state - I highly recommend using Justin Duffy as your preferred sales agent, in order to quickly locate a property that meets your criterion. I was extremely impressed with Justin's extensive real estate knowledge, attention to detail in matching your needs, follow up and ability to simplify the complicated process to make moving as least burdensome as possible.
With his patience, transparency and insightful recommendations, Justin genuinely wanted to help vs. simply selling me something. I found an amazing space close to Union Square - for an amazing price - in less than three hours.